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MINT 3/4+" Akro Agate Co. HANDGATHERED CARNELIAN SHOOTER

Item# GM2081
This is the Akro Agate Company's early effort to match the oxblood produced by Martin F. Christensen and Sons who were most famous for their oxblood BRICKs. Later on, after the demise of MFC, it is reported that the maker, or at least the person with the oxblood recipe, came to work for Akro. That's the way I heard it anyway.
These were marketed as the CARNELIAN and were produced way back in the first couple of years of Akro's existence, circa 1911, and were HAND GATHERED, as you can see by the sort of "9" figure in the first image and the subsequent "tail" that follows around the marble to the cut-off line on the opposite side--sixth picture. I guess they were called Carnelians because of the resemblance to the oxblood color. I remember as a kid we would sometimes use carnelian shoe polish, and sometimes oxblood--I couldn't tell the difference.
CONDITION: MINT 9.6 The surface is wet and shiny and presents as a brand new marble. I don't see any signs of play or wear, but there are some insignificant as-mades, and some tiny pinpoints of white specks that dissapear as the marble is rotated under a light. The marble is in the same condition it was when it came off the line.
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Size 19.28mm or 0.756" at the equator.

Click on the first picture for a greatly enlarged view.
Price $30.00

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Akro
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Peltier
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M.F.
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